After returning from Beijing with a total of five medals, Federica Brignone, Michelle Gisin and Corinne Suter are looking forward to returning to the World Cup in the Crans-Montana sun this weekend.
Federica Brignone: "The atmosphere is really wonderful"
Without a moment’s hesitation, Federica Brignone is thrilled when she is asked about Crans-Montana. "To be successful on the Mont Lachaux piste, you have to be a complete skier," says the 2020 World Cup overall winner. The 31-year-old Italian hopes that the Valais organisers are successful in their bid for the 2027 World Championships. Brignone doesn’t mention whether she will still be competing then: "Five years is a long time. I'm already wondering whether my career will continue until the 2026 Games in Cortina/Milan. I'm in my 13th World Cup season, and I ski in all disciplines."
Michelle Gisin: "It's always fantastic here"
The double Olympic Combined Champion Michelle Gisin didn’t reveal all her cards in the first training session before the two downhills on the Valais Haut-Plateau: "Some sections were good, others weren’t yet perfect. But it was only a training race, I have to be ready for the weekend," she said, delighted to be back in Crans-Montana. "It's always fantastic here. I feel like I'm coming home.
Corinne Suter: "I really enjoy coming to Crans-Montana"
After her incredible race to Olympic gold in Beijing, Corinne Suter took advantage of a few days off to relax and recharge her batteries. The skier from Schwyz is very happy to be able to be competing in her first downhill race as Olympic champion in Crans-Montana.
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